"Seeing with the ears, hands and bionic eyes" - Prof. Amir Amedi at TEDx Jerusalem
Prof. Amir Amedi uses music and sounds to make blind people 'see' their environment. He uses non-invasive sensory substitution devices and invasive bionic eye procedures to teach blind people to see. He is an award-winning brain scientist who suggests new ways to look at brain organization and brain flexibility. His work with blind and normal sighTED individuals suggests that the brain is actually a flexible sensory independent task machine, rather than a pure sensory machine, the current dogma in brain research.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. TEDx Jerusalem was held on December 10, 2012. Click here to view the schedule of speakers at TEDx Jerusalem.